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By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Nov 15 2022

Nelson native Mike Parenteau said growing up in the Heritage City was spent a lot of time with his older brother.

“We lived on the north shore and we were always outside like most Nelson kids," the accomplished film director said after spending the past half dozen years in living in Southern California.

"We had a tree fort that we hung out in. It was special....

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Nov 02 2022

Nelson rock band Arcana Kings is set to join the Headstones as official special guests for the Canadian leg of their upcoming tour.

The tour starts on November 22nd in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Johnny McCuaig, lead singer, bagpipe player, and rhythm guitarist...

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Nov 02 2022

Arcana Kings, headed by Nelson lead singer Johnny McCuaig, has made significant strides internationally.

The band has played in Las Vegas for the last several years at a massive outdoor concert.  

And later this month will join the Headstones as special guests for...

By Sarah Lord On on Monday Oct 24 2022

Nelson author Rayya Liebich was longlisted for the CBC Nonfiction Prize.

“I was excited and surprised because I know it’s a long shot to submit to that competition that gets so many entries. I was excited.”

Liebich’s essay is about language, lineage, loss and identity. 

“The big theme of the piece is secondary loss, so the ripples of loss after you lose someone...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Oct 23 2022

Liebich is an award-winning writer of Lebanese and Polish descent.

Her debut poetry collection Min Hayati was released in 2021 by Inanna Publications and has appeared in literary journals internationally.

The writer finds joy in teaching creative writing to youth and adults in Nelson. Her chapbook Tell Me Everything won the Golden Grassroots Competition and was published by the...

By Contributor On on Friday Oct 21 2022

Selkirk Pro-Musica’s second of five 2022-2023 concerts will feature The David Buchbinder & Restivo Quintet. The concert will take place at 7:30 on Thursday, November 3 at Shambhala Hall, 700 10th Street in Nelson. Tickets are available at Otter Books in Nelson.

Buchbinder and pianist David Restivo have been playing together for over a decade. They share musical passions...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Oct 13 2022

On Saturday, October 15th, Oxygen Art Centre will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 1- 4 p.m.

Carol Wallace, Oxygen Board Member and acting board Secretary, extends an open invitation to the whole community and says admission is free.

“The event will be a wonderful opportunity to unite as a community while celebrating twenty years of artist-run programming in the...

By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Oct 13 2022

Oxygen Art Centre has been a crucial player in the region’s cultural landscape and actively nurtures contemporary professional art practices while engaging the broader community through multi-disciplinary programming.

Oxygen puts on experimental, accessible and inclusive programming through education, residencies, exhibitions and events.

Oxygen was founded as the Nelson...

By Contributor On on Friday Oct 07 2022

Black Productions is thrilled to be mounting a production of I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,a horrifying, hilarious, and glorious play by Peter Colley at the Capitol Theatre Nelson on October 20 - 22, just in time to put you in the mood for Hallows' Eve.

Jan (Lindsay Clague) is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 03 2022

Since 2018, the Nelson & District Arts Council has partnered with the Nelson Youth Action Network to facilitate an annual youth mural project.

Youth artists receive mentorship from a professional artist and work collaboratively to create a large-scale piece.

This year, NDAC was delighted to be working with the Youth Arts Action Committee (YAAC) and students from Hume...